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6 Misconceptions About The Black Lives Matter Movement

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The Black Lives matter movement is in no way trying to make the world unsafe for police officers. Instead we hope officers will see our communities as less of a threat. This is why we do not believe asking the tough questions about why one of our brothers and sisters is being charged, or arrested should count as disrespect, or makes us hooligans.

We do not believe in the use of military type guns as a way to control or mediate such violence, which has been used in countless cases against the Black community. And we do not believe that when Black people are being harassed or arrested for inconclusive charges that we should have to always be the “civil ones. We hope that officers would learn to advocate and help to be a part of the safety and momentum for all of those under their care. Including Blacks.

 

  • Because we believe that because of the struggle and the rise of such crimes, police and the black communities must work on rebuilding relationships. But it should not just come from the black communities end. It is a two way street.

 

4. The movement does not care about queer, trans, and other colored lives.

Our well known founders Patrisse Cullors and Alicia Garza, are queer black woman who have made a movement focused on calling for the inclusion of black and trans people to the forefront of American issues. Even more so, the national rise of murders of trans women of color has motivated the Black Lives Movement to speak openly about those that have taken place.

We move with our trans and queer brothers and sisters. And include others into our movement. Both together, do we stand on table tops and move together within the public eye. We do not exclude, we motivate, and unite others to join the table with us.

 

5. The movement has no agenda or a plan, or a purpose.

Many people believe that the Black Lives matter movement was only designed to protest and invade the lives of our white brothers and sisters. But since its first creations other student groups like the Black Student Association, others alike have always made public spectacles.

 

The demands of the movement are met with faulty transparency – and missing information from the shootings of black people, and the lengthy time to try to hold investigations. Even more so we have called to advocate for body cameras for our police counter parts, and hope to limit possible invasions of privacy on and within the black and color communities in which this has increased unneeded stops, or searches.


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